Corn Plus ethanol plant fined again, accused of violating air-quality permit

The same company was hit with a felony charge last month for allegedly falsifying data on its pollution control equipment.
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The same company was hit with a felony charge last month for allegedly falsifying data on its pollution control equipment.

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Minnesota ethanol plant faces felony charges

Southwest Minnesota ethanol cooperative Corn Plus faces felony charges after federal regulators accuse them of misleading reports about pollution equipment. The latest complaint says company officials falsely claim pollution equipment was working when it wasn't. It's the latest in a series of environmental infractions.

As heat wave lingers, so does bad air quality

Friday looks like another of those muggy days that keep air pollution trapped near the ground. The Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality advisory for the Twin Cities and Rochester from noon to midnight. Conditions got bad enough on Wednesday that the agency upgraded its advisory to a health alert.

Twin Cities building permits up 57 percent from year ago

Building permits are on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to data from the Keystone Report for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, building permits issued in the Twin Cities this month were up 57 percent over last July, to 403, and the number of units permitted more than doubled, to 783. The data also revealed that 3,953 units have been permitted, up 75 percent over the same time last year.

Water quality of rivers suffered from May's heavy rains

Last month's downpours across southern Minnesota carried plenty of sediment and farm-field runoff into rivers and streams. After one storm the Pollution Control Agency measured phosphorus in Watonwan River at five times the preferred level.